Quick Ghost Cookies Recipe
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Quick Ghost Cookies Recipe

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Spruce up store-bought cookies for the holiday. These are a real hit with "goblins" of all ages. —Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package (1 pound) Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies
  • Semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Wooden pop sticks

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 254 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip cookies into coating, covering completely; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  2. Brush ends with a pastry brush dipped in coating where fingers touched cookies. Let stand until set. If desired, use melted chocolate chips to pipe faces onto cookies. Insert pop sticks into cookies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Quick Ghost Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p12

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MarineMom_texas 12465
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"I made these to take to a meeting and everyone loved them. They are so easy to prepare and so cute. I'll be making these again and again."

kipralph 5482
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"I made these easy cookies, however just used two mini chocolate chips for eyes. I did not do an outline and they turned out very cute!!!!"

myoung916 5442
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"The recipe does not match the picture. Do you use black icing or melted chocolate to outline?"

clonnen589 37714
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"you never told us how to make the outline of the ghost!"

foodeater 28479
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"I made these for a halloween party and they were almost completely gone, i didn't even get to try one since people snatched them up to take home. Everyone told me they were amazing and really cute. I did use a toothpick to hold them with and used another toothpick to use a leverage to get the toothpick unlodged and then covered the hole. they were slightly messy to make and the edges did not end up looking as perfect as the picture but all in all, I will definitely make them again!!!"

carla koehn 201354
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Grand daughters birthday is halloween so I am gonna make them she will be two they are so cute and I know everyone will enjoy them to"

TerrieBNL 9427
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"At home, my boyfriend couldn't get enough of these. At work, they went like hotcakes. Easy to make, quick, and very yummy. I would have put Excellent, but I usually leave that rating for Godiva like desserts :D"

lowens1960 28872
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I made these last year for my granddaughters b-day party which is always a halloween theme. This year I made them as witches toes for her party. I added green food coloring to white chocolate discs(if you use the white bark it will seize up after adding food coloring). Cut a black candy dot in half and put in on the top as the toe nail. They were as cute as the ghosts. The kids loved them! Love the snowman idea also!"

MicheleMH 37397
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"very easy, lots of fun!!! My son's birthday is around halloween and we made them for his school snack as a change of pace from cupcake. Young children can help with putting on the eyes"

shonnaoquinn 11634
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Made these for my daughter's kindergarten halloween party and they were gone in a flash. In fact, one Momma loaded up a napkin full and took 'em home. Guess I need to make extras next time!!"

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